We've got a one-of-a-kind guest to open tonight's show. The Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker! He's visiting Boston and hopes to make his mark on the city. We talk about his various origins, the rest of Gotham's rogues gallery, and his long-standing dance with a certain pointy-eared vigilante.
I manage to survive my encounter with Mr. J, and then have the pleasure of talking to cosplay artist The Clown Prince of Fashion. We met at the recent Granite-State Comic-Con, which was actually his first time in costume. He's taken on a number of Joker roles, and we talk about how he makes his costumes, other characters he'd like to try, and the joy of meeting the fans.
Author Lynne Heinzmann joins me to talk about her first book, "Frozen Voices," a historical fiction tale that focuses on four characters from the doomed ship, the Larchmont, which sank with nearly all hands in 1907. She learned of the story of the Larchmont and began a years-long research project to learn all she could about it. We also talk about her experience at different book conventions.